Meaning of put-on
Pronunciation: (n.poot'on", -ôn"adj.poot'on', -ôn'), [key]
— n. Informal.
- an act or instance of putting someone on.
- a prank or pretense, esp. one perpetrated or assumed in mock seriousness; hoax; spoof.
- affected manner or behavior; pretentiousness.
- assumed, feigned, pretended, or disguised: a put-on manner that didn't fool anyone.